— State department officials, including Ambassador Stevens, made numerous requests for increased security to protect our people in Benghazi.
— Those requests went to individuals at the highest levels of our government.
— Those requests were systematically denied.
— Indeed, security protections were reduced, the exact opposite of recommendations coming from experts on the ground.
— American government officials at the highest levels were warned about terrorist aggression in Benghazi and the likelihood an attack was imminent.
— Ambassador Stevens traveled from Tripoli to Benghazi in September of 2012 in order to forward the cause of formalizing and stabilizing the diplomatic mission in Libya, according to orders from Sec. Clinton.
— Government officials at the highest levels knew within hours that the 9/11/12 attack was perpetrated by identifiable terrorists, yet those officials purposefully lied to the American people, blaming the attack on a protest that got out of hand, based on rage over an offensive video. Even the Libyan president confirmed the attack was terrorist-inspired, planned and executed, and it had nothing to do with an offensive video.
— The terrorism response team was not even activated.
— Four Americans died trying to defend themselves and fellow Americans doing legitimate work in Benghazi. They called for help. Help was denied by government officials at the highest levels, even though resources were available.
— Upwards of 30 other Americans who survived have been locked down, sequestered and silenced for eight months.
— Thanks to remarks by American government officials at the highest levels, the Libyans were not cooperative in the immediate post attack period, delaying FBI ability to visit and secure the crime scene for almost three weeks.
— State department personnel wanted to come to the rescue of Americans under attack in Benghazi but the military was ordered to stand down, for no apparent reason, at least not one that has been articulated thus far by the Administration.
— House oversight officials, including Chairman Issa, tried numerous times to invite the cooperation of the Obama Administration in the effort to investigate and determine the truth. Chairman Issa reports the Administration did not cooperate, but indeed, the Administration stonewalled.